Associate Vice President of Development Corporate & Foundation Relations

Job Description Summary:

Job ID: 4339 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)

Reporting to the senior associate vice president for University Advancement, the associate vice president of development, corporate and foundation relations will manage the office of corporate and foundation relations. In particular, the associate vice president will focus on planning, organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of engagement and maximize the philanthropic support of Miami’s top corporate and foundation prospects and donors. To succeed, it is critical that the associate vice president coordinate with the senior team in University Advancement, the president and other campus partners to develop and execute strategies designed to increase all measures of support from this important constituency.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The associate vice president of development, corporate and foundation relations will:

  • serve as the key liaison and strategist for corporate and foundation prospects at Miami University;
  • manage and grow a team of corporate and foundation officers who will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward all of Miami’s top corporate and foundation prospects;
  • oversee the development of messaging and goals for the corporate and foundation relations components of the capital campaign;
  • work collaboratively with the president and other campus partners to identify and assess top corporate and foundation prospects and effectively develop strategies for engagement and solicitation of those prospects;
  • collaborate with the Office for the Advancement and Research of Scholarship (OARS), the Farmer School of Business, the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, Intercollegiate Athletics, the College of Engineering and Computing, and the Paper Science Endowment Foundation;
  • work with a grant writing team to prepare and present departmental and divisional proposals to corporations and foundations;
  • assist faculty where appropriate on developing RFPs to prospective grant giving organizations; and
  • perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under guidance of the senior associate vice president for university advancement

Minimum Qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree is required
  • seven to ten years of fundraising experience or related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • determination to foster new initiatives
  • willingness to travel extensively on both a regional and national level
  • experience working with corporations and foundations
  • strong history of management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • master’s degree
  • experience in higher education
  • experience working with faculty and the ability to align their research with the philanthropic goals and guidelines of corporations and foundations
  • direct fundraising experience in an educational setting

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